Lydia Little

1817–1855 (Age 37)
Lyman, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Little was born on 9 August 1817, in Lyman, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Joseph Little, was 42 and her mother, Janet "Jenney" Moore, was 41. She married Jeffery Bennett Clough on 11 December 1834, in Lyman, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 16 May 1855, in Janesville, Cumberland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Lydia Little
Jeffery Bennett Clough
Marriage: 11 December 1834
Granville Clough
Jefferson Clough
Cassius Marcellus Clough
Helen Jenette Clough
Caleb Gardiner Clough
Susan B Clough
Maria Elizabeth Clough
Sevelah Annetta Clough
Jeffrey Bennett Clough
Albert Arlington Clough
Charles E Clough

Spouse & Children

11 December 1834
Lyman, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


  • Male1836–1836Male

  • Male1839–1908Male

  • Helen Jenette Clough


  • Caleb Gardiner Clough


  • Susan B Clough


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Betsey Little


  • Male1808–1866Male

  • Male1810–1887Male

  • Sabin Little


  • Leticia Little


+1 More Child

World Events (7)


Age 1

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 13

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a small man, or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English lȳtel, originally a diminutive of lȳt ( see Light 3).2 Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ ( see Begin ).3 Translation of French Petit and Lepetit; also used as an English form of names such as Jean-Petit ‘little John’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Clough in household of Jeffrey Clough, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Miss. Lydia Clough, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Lydia Clough, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"

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